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PlayStation Store Update (7-29-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for July 29, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now purchase The Last of Us: Remastered and pre-order Madden NFL 15 and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition (also available for PS3).

Users of all 3 systems can now purchase the fantastic Rogue Legacy (see our review here).  PlayStation Vita owners can also now enjoy the Ratchet & Clank Collection on the go. Also, a friendly reminder that the 2014 PlayStation Store PLAY program is in its first week. Find more details on this sale in our original post.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week there will be new sales. This week PlayStation Plus users can take advantage of a discount on Pure Pool for the PS4.

Sony’s 2014 Gamescom Lineup Includes ‘Journey,’ ‘Unfinished Swan’ for PS4

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From LittleBigPlanet 3 to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, E3 had some big reveals for the PlayStation family of devices. But E3 isn’t the only major gaming show this year, and the Cologne, Germany-based Gamescom is right around the corner. While there are several unannounced titles sure to be front-and-center, like Media Molcule’s colorful new PS4 game, or maybe the next big Corey Barlog joint from Santa Monica Studios, Sony Europe has (accidentally) revealed a preliminary list of what will be playable on the show floor.

Should You Buy ‘Rogue Legacy?’

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Last year at Gamescom 2013, Sony announced that the PC hit Rogue Legacy would be coming to all 3 PlayStation platforms in 2014. I was thrilled when I heard the announcement as I was already a big fan of the game and with the release coming up next week on July 29th,  I have been lucky enough now to play the game on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Playstation Vita! For those of you that don’t know, Rogue Legacy is a very challenging platformer that has many roguelike qualities and includes procedurally generated layouts in the dungeon. Keep reading to see whether the fun and challenge of this game translates well to the PlayStation platforms!

Sony Settles 2011 PSN Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit for $15 Million

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Remember way back in 2011 when the PlayStation Network was compromised and in order to address the security threat, Sony took PSN down for over a month? Once Sony was able to get things back on track again, the company kicked off a ‘Welcome Back’ campaign that offered gamers free games, extended PS+ memberships, and free access to then-called Qriocity. With the PSN data breach, the real threat of identity theft loomed as thousands of gamer information was stolen from Sony servers. To help counter that, Sony partnered with Debix to provide one-year identity-theft protection, free of charge for PSN and Qriocity users.

Despite all this and a personal apology letter from then CEO, Sir Howard Stringer, Sony would eventually face a class action lawsuit by some that believed they were the victim of identity theft. The same people of course decided not to participate with identity-theft protection but the suit would move ahead. Now Sony has finally decided to settle the PSN data breach lawsuit and bring the whole thing to a close for $15 million, but there is more to the story.

PlayStation Store Update (07-22-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for July 22, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now pre-order all 4 of the titles available in the PLAY 2014 program (see more details here) as well as purchase Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty which the new take on the classic Abe’s Oddysee.

PlayStation 3 users can now purchase Entwined (also available now for the PS Vita) and PlayStation Vita owners can now purchase Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland (also available for PS3). Beyond the PLAY 2014 program, there is also a Super Hero Sale going on with deep discounts on titles in the inFamous and Batman series.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week there will be new sales. This week PlayStation Plus users can take advantage of deeper discounts on the Super Hero Sale along with sales on several RPGs including the Persona series.

PlayStation Store PLAY 2014 Program Announced

PLAY 2014Today on the PlayStation Blog it was announced that the PlayStation Store PLAY 2014 Program would be kicking off  after the PlayStation Store updates this evening. Just like in previous years, PlayStation has selected 4 upcoming titles over the next 4 weeks to take part in the program. This year they will be focusing on cross-buy (PS3, PS4, & PS Vita) indie games with the likes of PlayStation exclusive Hohokum and Rogue Legacy (be sure to be on the look-out for our review before release next week) being two of the participating titles. To sweeten the deal, those folks that pre-order or purchase more than one PLAY game will receive a voucher for PSN credit later. Keep reading to see the rest of the details and the other two participating titles!

PS4 Sells 72k More Units in June Than Xbox One

Official PS4_02Yesterday it was revealed that PS4 beat the Xbox One sales for the 6th month in a row. This is despite Microsoft landing TitanFall as an exclusive and promoting the hell out of it wherever it they could, including at the movie theaters which likely isn’t cheap. On top of that, directly after E3, Microsoft unbundled Kinect from the Xbox One and in doing so, reduced the entry price by $100 down to $399 and on par with the PlayStation 4. Despite all of that, the PS4 was still able to easily hold off the Xbox One in the June NDP. Let’s talk numbers, including that of other consoles like the PS3 and Wii U.

Despite ‘TitanFall’ and Price Cut on Xbox One, PS4 Remains on Top

PS4_FireworksIn the last few months, Microsoft has done a lot to help improve sales of the Xbox One. Landing TitanFall as an exclusive was certainly a huge win for Microsoft and a $100 price cut by removing Kinect which took into affect at E3 certainly helped position the consoler as a better competitor to the PS4. In fact Microsoft has publicly stated that sales of the Xbox One had “more than doubled” versus May when each console sold for $499. Unfortunately for the folks at Redmond, none of this was enough to dethrone PS4 where the powerful console has stayed at the number one spot for 6 months in a row now.

PlayStation Store Update (07-15-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for July 15, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now pre-order Far Cry 4 Gold Edition (also available for PlayStation 3) which includes the game along with the Season Pass as well as purchase top-down dual stick shooter Crimsonland.

PlayStation 3 users can now purchase the Art Nouveau-styled, side-scrolling action game Abyss Odyssey and PlayStation Vita owners can now purchase One Piece Unlimited World Red. There is also a new 2-For-1 sale which features several sets of games where you can get 2 for the price of 1. Some of  the more interesting options include Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3) and Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD (PS3) for  $19.99 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and How to Survive for $14.99

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week there will be new sales. This week PlayStation Plus users can take advantage of sales on CrimsonlandEA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, and Ethan Meteor Hunter.

PlayStation Store Update- $0.99 Flash Sale (07-11-14)

july flash saleLooking for a great deal on PlayStation games this weekend? If so, the PlayStation Store has you covered with a Flash Sale that has slashed prices to 99¢ on over 20 games for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.  The sale ends Monday, July 14tht at 12:00 PM PDT , so act fast. The deals this month include: Legend of Dragoon for $0.99, Papa & Yo for $0.99, and The Cave for $0.99. Keep reading to see the rest of the deals!

PlayStation Store Top Sellers- June 2014 Edition

top sellersThe PlayStation Blog recently revealed the list of PlayStation Store Top Sellers for June. Unsurprisingly, Watch_Dogs led the way for PlayStation 4 while Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition continued to dominate for the PlayStation 3. The PlayStation Vita saw Rainbow Moon take the top spot for that system. Keep reading to see the entire list!

PlayStation Store Update (07-08-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for July 8, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now pre-order Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty as well as purchase Another World-20th Anniversary Edition and Mousecraft (Both of which are cross-buy with all 3 systems).

PlayStation 3 users have several new titles to select from this week including the final episode of the Wolf Among UsLe Tour de France – Season 2014One Piece Unlimited World Red, and Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death. 

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week there will be new sales. This week PlayStation Plus users can take advantage of sales on content for Blacklight: Retribution and DC Universe Online.

How To – Use a DualShock 4 Wirelessly With PS3

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Ever since the DualShock 4 was introduced in conjunction with the PlayStation 4 last fall, I have been clamoring to use the superior controller with my PlayStation 3. While it has been possible to use the DualShock 4 directly wired to the PlayStation 3, it was not possible to use it wirelessly until now. On June 23rd the PlayStation 3 received updated firmware which discreetly added the ability to pair a DualShock 4 with a PlayStation 3 system. Keep reading for our step-by-step guide on how to use this new function.